To our 2019 World Cup Champion @USWNT: you have inspired the entire country — and New York City knows how to celebrate champions.
We’ll see you Wednesday at 9:30 AM for the Ticker Tape Parade down the Canyon of Heroes.
#OneNationOneTeam pic.twitter.com/bwCEoJYg3r — Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) July 7, 2019.
The oldest player to score in a Women's World Cup final, she struck a familiar victorious pose with arms outstretched.Lavelle, at 24 the team's up-and-coming star, added a goal on an 18-foot left-footed shot in the 69th after a solo run up the center of the field.Fans, many dressed in red, white and blue, chanted "Equal Pay!"
at the final whistle, a reminder players sued the U.S. Soccer Federation in March claiming gender discrimination.Rapinoe drew the ire of U.S. President Donald Trump during the tournament by saying she and teammates would refuse to visit the White House, part of the team's wider push for gender equity.
Former American players joined the current generation on the field for the postgame celebration. »